Saturday we were on our way home from the Salt Lake City airport and we decided to stop off at the Kennecott Copper Mine and take advantage of their last free admission day.
The Kennecott Copper Mine is the largest man-made excavation on earth. Even this photo doesn't really give you an accurate idea of how HUGE it is!
The boys thought it was fun to stand on the overlook and watch the trucks working below. I personally thought the terraced rock walls all around the sides of the mine were interesting to look at.
I have to agree with the boys-- the trucks were pretty awesome too. I would like to have seen one up close. You can see that the trucks actually have a ladder on the front so the operator can climb up to the cab! We learned that trucks that haul the copper ore are larger than many houses and weigh more than a jumbo jet. They stand over 23 feet tall and can carry from 255 to 360 tons of rock.
You definitely don't want to get in front of one of these truck tires! Yikes!
The boys had a great time at the copper mine. It was definitely a wonderland for little boys, and this Mommy actually enjoyed it too! We all loved watching all the equipment in action and it was definitely a site worth seeing!
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